- Jul 29, 2001
When building a downtown condo there is no room to store things. You buy a lot, you dig the entire thing down about 30-40 feet, put your equipment on the street and on scaffolding above the sidewalk and go from there.Originally posted by: SickBeast
If the builders don't have qualified Estimators, sorry, but that's their problem.
Why do they not just purchase what they need early on? It's not like the steel structure of a building takes up that much space in terms of volume.
We have been having problems with shady builders here in Toronto for a long time. Constant delays, and constant demands for more money up front. It comes down to greed. They earn interest off the money they take in while the people trying to move in are stuck renting.
How is it greed? Geez stop being so skeptical of everyone other than yourself for a minute. The developers WANT to finish the building in a timely fashion, under budget and sell everything off quickly. Delays, cost overruns, having to ask for more money up front are BAD things for developers and don't make them anything extra.
Materials prices are going up. Labour costs are going up. It's a fact of life.